Perhaps a silly question, but what types of regulations would a super powered refugee seeking a life in the United States find? Who does the interviewing, INS, UNTIL, or someone else? (And how deep does the interview go, mindreading, truth serums, ect?)
The hero in question hails from an alternate timeline that she "kind of" accidentally imploded in a "weapons grade teleportation" test for the city-state she held allegiance to. She is loath to admit it but she was considered a war criminal in the more enlightened portions of her solar system due to her practical applications of "magi-tek" in her inventions (Think a vague comic book combination of temporal/dimensional/magical energy.), up to and including the first trial phases of infusing living beings with these powers, mostly condemned prisoners so no-one cared when the results got "messy".
Before the "accident" she didn't have any real inherent superpowers, but the energies of an entire collapsing timeline succeeded where her prior experiments had failed in infusing an untold and incalculable amount (perhaps even infinite) of "magi-teck" energies into her being. It also threw her across the multiverse into a world that was close to CO's timeline. Things "didn't work out" for her there and she was able to refine her experiment and fled to CO's timeline, this time without destroying an entire universe.
The energies sustain her existence in a more-or-less unchanging state and over time she has been able to create and implant energy matrices (She HATES it when people call them spells.) into her "subspace shadow" (Mystics simply wonder why she refuses to call it her soul.) to channel various effects which she then channels through pseudo technological inventions into the world at large. (She doesn't actually NEED her D-Armor tech to use her inherent powers but it makes them easier for her to control.) She also tends to tinker and invent various gizmos to make her life easier.
I suppose she could offer some theoretical and semi-stable dimensional "toys" in order to buy her way into citizenship but really isn?t interested in setting up shop in a third timeline after having learnt her lesson in the first two. (Besides, with the notable exception of her "doomsday experiment" she probably couldn't give a government in the CO world any technologies that they didn't already have the equivalent of from other super tinkers.) All she really wants to do right now is to atone for the unatonable, the fact that she probably has several eternities to do it is of little comfort to her.